Author Archives: Charity Apple

There’s something wonderful about ‘Mean Girls’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     For many young people, the response to bullies and “mean girls” is to dehumanize them and see them as nothing more than plastic.    This is what the musical “Mean Girls” at the Durham Performing Arts Center is all about. Based on the beloved 2004 movie, this production brings [...]

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Poll question: Describe your ideal Valentine’s Day

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings to describe their ideal Valentine‘s Day.    “Actually having a girlfriend to spend the day with.” — Hunter Orel, senior at Burlington Christian Academy    “To me, a perfect Valentine’s Day is spent in front of the fire while watching movies, playing [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 10, 2020)

Times-News • Paramount Acting Company presents “Driving Miss Daisy”: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $11 to $16 and can be purchased at etix.com, www.burlingtonnc.gov/paramount and by calling 800-514-3849 or visiting the box office between noon and 3 p.m. Mondays [...]

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Poll question: What’s your favorite joke?

Times-News    Teens & 20s recently asked teens and twenty-somethings, “what’s your favorite joke?” “Knock knock. Who’s there? Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda, who? Baby Yoda one for me!” — Molly Ingle, senior at Burlington Christian Academy    “Why do cows have hooves instead of feet? Because they lack toes.” — Sierra Murrell, senior at Burlington [...]

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Things To Do (Week of Feb. 3, 2020)

Times-News • Studio 1 presents William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sara McMillan Brown Theatre, Studio 1, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington. $16 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or 336-534-0321. • Elon University’s Department [...]

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Student of the Month: Jackson Benes has ‘lofty goals & objectives’

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Jackson Benes, a freshman at the Early College at Alamance Community College, is January’s Student of the Month.    Jackson was nominated for this honor by his father, Jeff Benes.    “Jackson has a number of significant accomplishments in his 15 years,” Jeff said.    The list includes: A honor roll [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 27, 2020)

Times-News • Jurassic World Live Tour: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $30 to $105; tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. • Studio 1 presents William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. [...]

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‘I am enough’ … and so are you

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Wake up in the morning. Eat breakfast. Go to school. Go to swim practice. As easy as these tasks may sound, for someone suffering from clinical depression, these are some of the hardest things in the world. Every breath is exhausting. Every activity, draining. Both physically, mentally and spiritually.    When [...]

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Elon University presents ‘The Wolves’

Times-News ELON — Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts will present “The Wolves,” a new play by Sarah DeLappe, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 20-22 and Feb. 4 and 2    p.m. Feb. 8, 2020, in the Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West on the Elon University campus.     Tickets are $15 [...]

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Poll question: What’s your favorite snow activity?

   By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s recently asked teens and twenty-somethings — “what’s your favorite snow activity?”    My dad always finds a ‘sledding’ hill or makes one with packed snow and then paves a hill for all the kids to ride down. — Autumn Mowry, senior at Burlington Christian Academy [...]

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